This Man Needed Toilet Paper

Imagine you are at large electronics store in Japanese otaku mecca Akihabara. Imagine you go to the bathroom and *ahem* take a dump. Imagine that there is not toilet paper in said bathroom. What would you do?

If you were self-styled anime song DJ, DJ Kacho, you'd call for help via the internet. Last week, he did just that, sending out an urgent tweet that read: "Urgent request, toilet paper in Akihabara Yodobashi Camera 3rd floor men's restroom".

The toilet paper arrived nearly twenty minutes later, and DJ Kacho was able to go on with the rest of his day. Twitter is good for something, getting toilet paper, for instance!

DJ課長 a.k.a 内火艇 (naika_tei) [Twitter via Foolish Gadgets via Boing Boing via Tokyo Mango][Pic]


Comments

    lol funny... but why the hell are you guys posting it!? lolz

    haha that's gold. And should be a lesson to anyone going to Japan- you never know if there will be toilet paper, so make sure you grab those free tissues that everybody hands out with advertisements on them!

      When I was a kid, we lived in Japan. Dad wanted to get a free tissue packet from this guy giving them away, but he refused because we were foreign. I liked the picture on it and was therefore sad. :(

      CHILDHOOD SCARRING

        Really? I thought Japanese people were polite, I went to Japan last year and i got heaps of free tissues haha,
        maybe because I'm asian and I look like them :P

          They happily gave us them when I went, but its understandable that they'd prefer not to since they get money from advertising and foreigners on average probably can't read the text.

          I suppose it depends on the person and what it's for, really. The people giving them out are usually just doing it for the (crappy) money so they want to offload the tissues as quickly as possible, but I wasn't offered them occasionally.

          But then, I've had flyers withdrawn from being offered to me in Sydney when walking around Chinatown, while my Chinese-Australian friends walking with me had them offered. So it's certainly not just a "Japan" thing.

    And here I thought twitter was a useless waste of time.

    Thats awesome! Only 20 minutes!?

    While I won't say that it was pretty clever, couldn't he have, I dunno, called the store he was in and asked the staff to bring one over? Probably would have been faster.

      Reminds of a recent comic on xkcd - http://xkcd.com/723/

      Not to mention the news story last year:
      "The Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) in Adelaide says it is worrying that two girls lost in a stormwater drain raised the alert on a social networking site rather than ringing triple-0."
      http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/07/2678945.htm

    Most people check before they sit down, right? Right?

      Yes, and I bet he now does in future.

    Well, he obviously had an internet device, most likely a smartphone. Why didnt he just look up the number of the store and ask an employee to bring him some TP?

    Turns out Twitter is still useless.. sorry guys.

      Twitter is not useless, and it's been around for a lot longer than you know.

      If you recall the messages that stream along the bottom of a News or Stocks TV program, you'll see small messages that inform the viewer/reader. This is the same principle behind Twitter. The only problem with Twitter, is that it's open to everyone and their boring lives and inane comments.

    He should have went to take a dump at Sofmap in Akihabara where the toilets have inbuilt Bidets.

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